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, in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. whether you held an obama sign or a romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference. >>> the tally. president obama 50%. 58 millian votes. mitt romney, 48%. 56 million votes. so much for the popular vote. the electoral vote. 270 needed to win. president obama 303, governor romney 206. still unassigned, 29, florida is conducting a recount. >>> was this election a mandate, a landslide, a rout, a speaker, a marginal win, what was it? >> it is a significant victory by the president of the united states by more than 2 million votes, john. i don't believe it is a mandate. >> why isn't a mandate if it is such a big win? >> a mandate for what? a mandate to work together, certainly the entire country wants that. but the real fire bell in the night on this election is for the republican party. there are 100 million folks in this country who are black, brown, asian, hispanic, middle eastern, they voted between 70 and 90% democratic and the white vote only went by 18 points to mitt romney. john of the sev
of the disaster. governor chris christie reviewed the situation at the shoreline, president obama at his side. >> we are here for you, and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help you need until you've rebuilt. >> later, at a news conference, the governor gave his report. >> the president of the united states and i have had six conversations since sunday. that shows a level of caring and concern and interest that i think a leader should be giving to this type of situation. so today, in fact, reed asked me this after i got off, after you know, i said good-bye to him after air force one, this was as comfortable and relaxing interaction as i've had with the president siknown him, and i think it's because we're doing what we need to be done. >> are you surprised that the bipartisanship was there. >> the area the governor grew up in, the shore was devastated. the president says with key help out, and they acted like can with key help the. >> reporter: it didn't surprise me at all. i will say this, it's probably affected the national election. in the sense that t
. this is a state that president obama won by 6% in 2008, but again, the mitt romney lead may or may not last because only 2% of the vote has been counted. bob schieffer, the other state that has just closed, the state of ohio is critical to mitt romney's hopes for winning the white house. >> absolutely. i mean, his people told me last week, yes, we could win if we lost ohio, but i think it would be a very tall hill to climb if that happened. i mean, and the only thing that we have said through this campaign season more than it's coming out to turnout, no republican has won the presidency unless they won ohio. 18 electoral votes up there. if you say that president obama starts tonight or we think he has 237 electoral votes for sure and he'll probably get in nevada which is six votes, that brings him to 243 votes. if he picked up ohio, then he would have, i think, 261 votes. he would need only nine more votes to climb the presidency. ohio is always important, especially to republicans, i'd say, this year more important than ever. >> we've been talking to voters in all states as they've left th
this morning." president obama wins big, telling americans "the best is yet to come." governor mitt romney says "i pray the president will be successful." >>> the democrats tighten their control of the senate, while the house stays in republican hands. >>> and a major new storm forces evacuations along the east coast. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> and we know in our heart that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> the voters speak, huge victory for president obama. >> all the key battleground states including ohio. >> we are not as divided as our politics suggest. we were made more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> reporter: the crowd here in chicago is going bananas. >> reporter: there is a sense of deflate and defeat in this room. >> i still wish i could lead the country in a different direction but the nation shows another leader. >> the president has been reelected but nobody's put a stamp of approval on his program. >> the republ
president obama is going for a second term. here is a look at the vote so far. 50% of mitt romney, 48% for the president. and now to the electoral vote, 272 to win, mitt romney with 187 an obama with 148. but again, some key swing states seem to be going to the presidents direction. >> and we should note we saw both president obama and mitt romney campaigning quite a bit in virginia and that is because it is a battleground. they have 13 votes up for grabs and they are both trying to get the voters support. tonight, peggy fox and andrea yeah richmond are out there. first to peggy. >> reporter: well, first of all, if you have been watching you saw governor george allen con seed to tim kaine. so excitement, joy here at the democratic head quarters but not too much because we are waiting for the results to come in and home that obama can pull it there. think is the democratic chair of the payty hawaii are you thinking now? --party, what are you thinking now? >> i am very happy. tim kaine is a great man. he was the mayor of the city and he is going to be a great senator. >> reporter: but
college lead, president obama pulled ahead of mitt romney in the popular vote overnight. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live on capitol hill with more on the president's successful re-election bid. good morning kristin. >> reporter: good morning, you know it was a long night but it wasn't nearly as long as many people feared. nor was the race as close as many people thought it would be. now the final returns are still coming in but right now, president obama is up by about 1.8 million popular votes. and he swept all of the big battleground states. florida, ohio, and yes, virginia barely. now listen to this -- [ cheering and applause ] now that is the sound of wild cheers of the obama victory rally in chicago as the newly re-elected president walked out to deliver his victory speech around 1:40 this morning. in it he thanked the nearly 158 million americans that voted for him especially since some people waited in line for several hours to vote. he even mentioned it in his speech by saying quote by the way, we have got to fix that. now in regards to his opponent the president
people who wanted president obama desperately to be re- elected, there is a little bit of sense of magic tonight as that re-election has apparently happened. right now they are waiting, hoping for the man of the hour, president obama to step to the stage and give the acceptance speech. perhaps in that speech, he may recapture some of that magic from 2008. even so the results tonight, e results tonight are what they were looking for. you see the american flag. you see the thousands who have gathered and you see the joy on the faces of those who supported president obama. bruce johnson is now live at u street downtown washington, d.c., where some of that same excitement is going on in our own hometown. bruce? >> reporter: derek, right now i'm outside of bus boys and forest. [ cheers and applause ] >> 14th and b. [ cheers and applause ] >> this entire group, they waited inside at one point. they're crazy. [ cheers and applause ] >> four more years! for more years! four more years! four more years! >> this is part of that young group that they said wouldn't show up again after four
hampshire in the tiny village of dixville notch. president obama got five votes and governor mitt romney got five. and the outcome is expected to be just as close nationwide. >> that's right. three new polls of likely voters have just come out. one of them has romney leading by one point. another one shows a tie. and the third has the president leading by three points. this morning, our correspondents are all across the country. they are covering the presidential race. the other important races and the impact of superstorm sandy on election day. >> governor romney made a surprise announcement monday his campaign is not over. he'll be making two last-minute stops today. >> that's right. jan crawford is in belmont, massachusetts, the republican candidate's hometown. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. governor romney and his wife ann will be here in this polling place behind me later this morning about 8:30 to vote. and romney is off to the campaign trail. he's got stops in cleveland and then in pittsburgh. ohio, of course, a state he really needs to win, and pennsylvania, that's one
connection with president obama as a bad thing. you, of course, are doing the opposite. how do you think that's going to play out in how virginia virginia goes in the presidential election? >> virginia is not a state that says it's bad to partner with the president. so my first three years, i partnered with president bush. i worked with him on a lot of key projects. >> no surprises. >> reporter: of course, in 2008, virginia went for barack obama, the first time since 1964 that virginia voted for a democrat for the president. now, tim kaine, of course, is hoping that happens again but the kaine campaign also acknowledges that there are some romney voters and independents who will be voting for kaine as well. now we're going to head over to the george allen headquarters where my colleague andrea mccarron takes over. andrea, what's going on over there? >> reporter: i am with susan allen who in this day and age a candidate's wife seems to log swch mileages the candidate himself. what are you hearing on the road with regards to women's issues? >> it's all about the pocketbook. women are concerne
'll be back with more coming up. >>> big night last night. president obama wins re- election. the gop holds the house. the democrats fend off challenges in the senate. >> maryland voters win gay marriage and if you're just tuning in welcome to our campaign 2012 coverage. we'll take a look at the results throughout the morning. >> president obama as we said won re-election tuesday to a second term after a long and often bitter campaign. against challenger mitt romney. >> and one of the big stories around here voter tushout was huge. check out the video from dumfries, virginia. some voters waited in lines of up to four hours to cast a ballot. they were not giving up. they were in a long line and they stayed if place even after -- in place even after the polls closed last night. kristin fisher starts our coverage. she's talking about the race for president. kristin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well you know it was a long night but it wasn't nearly as long as many people feared. nor was the race as close as many people thought that it would be. the final returns are still coming in
>>> decision day. president obama and mitt romney make final arguments before millions of americans head to the polls. >> on november 6th, we come together for a better future, and november 7th, we get to work. >> are you fired up? >> the first votes are in. while millions have cast early ballots, the first polls open especially overnight. while the effects of superstorm sandy affect the vote in many areas, millions remain in the dark and cold without power as a new storm bears down on the northeast. this is the cbs morning news for tuesday, november 6th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrelle brown. the first ballots of election day 2012 have been cast. at least 120 million americans are expected to vote today in an election driven by record spending and even now, the outcome is up in the air. looking at the last gallup daily tracking poll of likely voters, president obama and mitt romney are separated by just one percentage point, a virtual tie. we have two reports this morning. randall pinkston is covering the romney campaign in boston. we begin with big
barack obama will get a second term or whether mitt romney will be the next president. we've been talking to voters all day long all over america as they left the polls today and 52% told us that the country on the wrong track. 46% said the country is headed in the right direction. and that's more than twice as many as the last time we asked four years ago. when we asked which quality in a ancandidate is most important to them, 29% said a vision for the future. 28% said shares my values. 20% cares about me. and 19% said the most important quality in a candidate is that he is a strong leader. our entire campaign 2012 team is covering this election night. first we'll go to jan crawford in boston with the romney campaign. jan? >> reporter: well, scott, after 17 months of campaigning, that hard fought primary, and then, of course, the bruising general election battle, governor romney and his wife ann cast their votes this morning here in massachusetts. then governor romney was off for a little more campaigning trying to get every possible vote. he went to ohio and pennsylvania. here's what he
another 121 points today. >>> nearly two full days after barack obama was declared the winner of the presidential election, florida is still undecided, although there are some reports that say barack obama has been declared the winner. the sunshine state's 29 electoral votes are, of course, irrelevant to the outcome are but some critics point out that this year's problems underscore ongoing issues with florida's voting process and a recount is not out of the question. >>> 11 people mostly young women kidnapped, robbed and raped. tonight those accused attackers are behind bars. >> reporter: i'm scott broom at coffen state university in baltimore and neighbors say a pair of predators were stalking, raping and robbing victims including students off campus. they targeted the west baltimore neighborhood near koppen state university often targeting women at bus stops, forking them at gunpoint into a -- force them at gunpoint into a golded for explorer, then taking them -- gold ford explorer, then taking them away to be robbed and raped and dumping them off in parking lots. today po
, and barack obama will still be president. this was the scene tonight as the president and the first family returned from chicago aboard air force one. they landed at joint base andrews right outside washington, d.c we will have a look at what you can expect from washington many the future, but first the latest returns. we still can't project a winner the presidential contest in florida, but even without florida mr. obama has 303 electoral votes-- well over the 270 needed for victory. mitt romney ended up with 206. this is the popular vote total. they're still counting, but the president is ahead by nearly three million votes. in his victory celebration last night, the president said "the best is yet to come." he's been calling congressional leaders, and both the president and republican house speaker john boehner are talking about a new spirit of cooperation. but there are battles ahead and we have a team of correspondents covering this fresh start with old players in washington. first, nancy cordes with the president. >> reporter: the president and his family boarded air force one in chic
felt excited about him afresh. it wasn't just that he was the vessel to beating barack obama. they liked him. i think that momentum stays intact. there was another force propel him after that debate, though, and that was undecided voters or soft ones are hadn't yet bought the sale on mitt romney came out of denver doing well with that. that started to dissipate long before sandy hit. so then sort of the president and mitt romney were fighting for that second force. what they needed was a last moment that one of the two of them could be in the front pages, looking like a person who was of the moment and mitt romney lost several days because of the storm to be the man of the moment, and the president, because he was president, was the man of the moment for those late-deciding voters who hadn't been paying attention to the race. they turn on their tvs. that's what they see. i think that to the extent that anybody benefits politically, that probably helps the president. >> bob, there's a reason why of the 10 incumbents who have sought office again since world war ii, seven have w
on the homestretch. >> president obama tour devastated areas of new jersey with governor chris christie. >> she's sick it and crying her heart out about it. >> i'm tired. >> unusual approach to getting goods over the border,ing agents came across the jeep as it got stuck. >> all that -- >> give me a break. >> you wear a belt i'll start drawing a miss. >> -- and all that matters. >> amazing time laps video of sandy slamming new york city. >> few more days and no power new york might get weird. >> on cbs "this morning." >> speaking foreign language >> when your city is flooding that's as bad as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york, norah o'donnell is in washington. the extent of superstorm sandy's damage has become clearer and more alarming, five a day. this morning sandy is blamed for 75 deaths in ten states. and about 5 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city many subway and commuter trains are now running and the city has put restrictions on drivers trying to get into manhattan. drivers also face severe
the latest from the white house. >> president obama got some help from bruce springstien in wisconsin. a state he needs to win. >> we've made progress the last four years. but the reason we're all gathered here in addition to listening to bruce is because we know we've got more work to do. >> also includes stops in iowa and ohio. the president is arguing he deserves four more years because he's the true candidate of change. >> governor romney is a talented sales man. and in this campaign he's tried as hard as ectorepackage the same old bad items and make them out to be new ideas. >> mitt romney is also crisscrossing the battleground states. he's telling voters president obama already had four years to prove himself. >> you hope the president would live up to his promise to solve big problems. he hasn't. i will. >> romney is wrapping up campaign with rallies in florida, ohio, new hampshire and virginia. he worked to close the deal with independent voters. >> anyone who wonders whether better jobs and paychecks are a thing of the past, i have a clear and unequivocal message. with the ri
states that could tip the balance tomorrow night president obama has a slight advantage over mitt romney. in ohio, a university of cincinnati poll shows the president ahead 50% to 49%. in florida, a recent poll has him ahead by just two points. in wisconsin, the president leads by three points. in iowa, the "des moines register" shows mr. obama up five points. and the colorado poll has him ahead by two points. our campaign 2012 team is covering. first we're going to go to nancy cordes with the president tonight. nancy? >> pelley: scott, after 100 rallies, the president holds his final one here in d.e.m. moyne tonight for two reasons: first, because iowa is one of the battleground states the campaign feels most confident about winning and second because, in many ways, this is the state that first catapulted him towards the president swi that upset win in the iowa caucuses five years ago. >> hello, colorado! hello, wisconsin! hello, ohio! >> pelley: president obama has spent the past 48 hours in seven states, three time zones. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: surrendering sleep and his vo
america. >> president obama and mitt romney blitz the swing state in a race still too close to call. >> only one full day of campaigning left. >> all of this comes down to turnout because frankly there's very few if undecided votes left. >> the campaign we built is a close race. we think the president is in a good position to win. >> we think romney will win ohio. >> i think it's impossible to call. >> it's a week now since sandy hit but the people who lost everything and are suffering now in the bitter cold, it feels like an eternity. >> sitting here bundled up. it's terrible. >> as many as 40,000 new yorkers may need temporary housing. forecasters are predicting a nor'easter will slam the region on wednesday. >> me i can be hungry but i don't want my children to be hungry. >> a group of african painted dogs attacked a child who fell into the zoo. >> he used a prosthetic leg that responds to his thoughts. >> all that -- >> touchdown. >> doug martin finishes with 251 yards and four touchdowns. >> -- and all that matters. >> both of you can't get together and accomplish things in >>
at the unemployment rate, over the last 45 months since president obama took office, the unemployment rate has come down. last month it was the lowest level since he took office. in fact, it was below where he took office, but the amount of job creation on a month-to-month basis has been slowing down. it's actually been a little bit smaller. so when you think about job creation and creating new jobs and driving the economy forward, that's an area where some economists will say it's not as strong. one area where we have seen jobs come back, and this was last month, is government work. one area where we've actually seen things drop off a bit is manufacturing, which has been one of the strongest sectors in our economy. >> thank you. norah? >>> for four days during superstorm sandy, president obama and mitt romney took it easy on each other, but on thursday they were back on the attack. >> this is no time for small measures. this is time for real change. when i'm elected president on day one we'll bring real change to america. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsi
. >>> good morning. it is friday, november 9, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." president obama makes his case today on what needs to to be done to head off the looming budget crisis. while republicans focus on what went wrong inside mitt romney's campaign. we'll talk with former secretary of state condoleezza rice. >> frustration gross in the northeast. new york begins to ration gas and thousands still remain in the dark. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not to go over the cliff. >> nerves rattled in washington and on wall street. over a looming fiscal crisis. >> steep budget cuts and tax increases that will kick in on january 1st unless congress and the president reach a deal. >> raising tax rates is not acceptable and frankly couldn't even pass the house. >> today president obama is expected to deliver his first remarks on his agenda since election night. noomb snowboard everybody is talking about the fiscal cliff. i would talk about the fiscal cliff if i knew what it was. >>
and pestilence next. >> president obama returns to washington with a new challenge, bringing together democrats and republicans. >>> and hispanic voters hold the key to victory. a record number of latinos turn out to vote, the majority supporting president obama. demand it at the ballot box. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 8, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning a lot of be folks in the northeast are asking how much more can we take? barely more than a week after superstorm sandy an unusually early winter storm is hitting the region with a nasty mix of rain, snow and gusty winds. the storm moved up the coast overnight disrupting roads and air travel and causing more trouble for an already fragile system. from 60,000 customers who just had their power restored lost it again. teresa garcia is in rockaway beach, new york. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. look it or not, ready or not, people in this tri-state region are pretty storm weary but they had to power through a nor'easter that brought a lot of snow, w
. >>> closing arguments. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country making one last pitch to voters before election day. >>> you hope president obama would live up to his promise to bring people together. to solve big problems. he hasn't. i will. >>> we know what change looks like. and what he's selling ain't it. >>> after sandy, more than a million people are still without power this morning while temperatures drop and a new storm threatens the east coast. >>> animal attack. a tragedy at a pittsburgh zoo when a young boy is mauled to death by a pack of wild dogs. >> the mother and dad crying carrying their kids and running and it's just crazy. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 5, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. it is the final day of a campaign that has lasted more than a year and after all those speeches, tv ads, door knocking and fundraising, tomorrow's presidential election is so close it will be won or lost in a few swing states. a "usa today" gallup poll of 12 battleground states finds the race to be a dead h
victims here in the northeast. but there is some hope that the shortage won't last much longer. the obama administration will purchase up to 22 million gallons of gasoline and diesel to new york and new jersey for distribution. the federal government also plans to tap national oil reserves ben tracey is in new jersey with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good another long day and now rationing to deal with. as of noon today in 12 counties in new jersey if your license plate ends with an odd number you can only buy gas on odd number days. ends with an even number you can only buy on even day. folks are happy to hear help is on the way. new york harbor is the busiest oil port and it's open. nearly a week after hurricane sanny shut it down. >> ain't no gas down that way. >> reporter: new supply may ease the demand toms river, new jersey which isn't used to traffic jams like this one. more than half of the gaseses in new jersey and long island have been closed and patience is running on empty. >> hey. [ bleep ] i've been waiting here four hours. >> reporter: the prob
the pentagon scandal and why he wants to stop president obama's choice for secretary of state. >>> and target employees are fighting back after being told they will have to open stores on thanksgiving night. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> no one should leap to any conclusions until we determine what the facts are and we will. >> the pentagon responds to a growing scandal surrounding general allen and former cia director petraeus. >> sources tell cbs news that paula broadwell the alleged mistress of david petraeus warned general john allen that jill kelly was a seductress. >> allen denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> president obama will hold a news conference today since being re-elected and it's expected he'll talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> the american people want action. >> the only thing standing between success and failure is presidential leadership. >> three people have died in central italy has people are affected by widespread flooding. >> the man who accused a
the obama administration fumbled the ball with iraq. but he turned iraq around. he was a great general, and his resignation is a loss for the country. but i understand why he had to resign. >> schieffer: there are all these stories, these pieces of it that are now coming affect, that now there seems to be another woman who was involved, and she went to the f.b.i. because she was frightened of these e-mails. do you-- do you think there ought to be a congressional investigation to sort this out, or is it best to just go on and leave it where it is? >> well, if there's no effect of the affair on national security, i think we need to move on. but at the end of the day, the one thing that that's happen in my view is we've got to get to the bottom of benghazi. i hate what happened to general petraeus for his family and the families for those involved, but we have four dead americans in benghazi. we have a national security failure in the making. i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during, and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. so
jablow -- matt jablow, 9news now. >>> president obama will travel to three swing states today before heading to chicago for election day. >>> governor mitt romney will stop in virginia, florida and new hampshire before returning to boston. susan mcginniss has more. >> reporter: president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder induced him. -- introduced him. also at ohio, mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it is possible, but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. sunday president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you have voted. but if you haven't, there is still time. >> reporter: today he will hit florida, colorado and ohio before heading home for election day. mitt romney's battleground sunday included ohio, iowa, and pennsylvania. today he will visit florida, ohio, virginia and new hampshire. >> you are tired of being tired. not justton but all the time. >> both candidates saw huge crowds at their rallies this weekend. and both real
the long gas lines should subside now that refineries are running again, and that president obama has ordered millions of gallons of gas sent to the region. aid to new york will soon be arriving from this area. matt jablow reports tonight. the city of fairfax is now doing its part to help some of sandy's victims. >> when tragedy hits, i think we're ready to help. >> reporter: captain laura is head of the criminal investigation divisi of the city of fairfax police department. >> my coworkers rally whenever they need to. >> reporter: during more than 20 years as a police officer she has unfortunately witnessed all types of tragedies. >> you just don't know what mother nature is going to bring. >> reporter: but none, apparently, prepared her for the video she saw on television of the almost unimaginable damage along the highly populated coastline of new york and new jersey. >> i cried and i came into work on friday and i just went about what could i do to help. >> reporter: inspired by heartbreaking images of the pain, captain kenyan moved quickly into action organizing a fad, clothing a
of assault. >>> president obama spent the hours right after his big election night victory making some calls. he was reaching out to congressional leaders. now the results of last night's presidential race show the country still very much split down the middle and both sides today talking a good game about compromise. tara americaner in is at the white house where the obama administration -- tara mergener is at the white house where the obama administration and the congress better reach an agreement soon. >> reporter: the same problems remain and essentially the same congressional makeup. president obama is headed back to washington after a bitter battle to win a second term. he used his victory speech to reach out to the other side. >> in the weeks ahead i also look forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward. >> reporter: mitt romney also called for compromise. >> in a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporte
's a live look at president obama. he is speaking at a rally in madison, wish -- wisconsin. his republican challenger mitt romney is in lynchburg, virginia for a ral lie that is going to take place there in about 30 minutes. danielle nottingham reports on both candidates, making a final push to win over votes. >> mitt romney kicked off his last campaign day in florida, where voters will help award the biggest battleground prize. >> we can begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow. with the help of the people in florida, that is exactly what is going to happen. >> reporter: the republican nominee is on a final tear through the states that will decide who wins the white house. >> i need iowa. cleveland really does rock, you know that? >> reporter: president obama is spending the final hours of the campaign in wisconsin, iowa and ohio. and he is using star power to push supporters to the polls. today bruce springsteen joins the president on the campaign trail. >> you know where i stand. you know i tell the truth. >> reporter: the latest polls show the white house race is tied nationally. but in the s
to work tor president obama. he and congressional leaders promise to work together to prevent a budget crisis but wall street isn't buying it. >> how looking in mirror could provide clues to your risk for heart sease. >> but with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. . >> second storm made your life miserable. >> new misery for the northeast as a post-sandy storm slams the region. >> 60 mile-per-hour winds, wintry mix coastal flooding. >> causing 100,000 new power outages. >> it gets frustrated. it eats away from you. finally you see the light at the end of the tunnel and now we're starting all over again. >> finally got that forecast that i got last night i'm waiting for the locusts and pestilence next. >> worries about the fiscal cliff are affecting stocks around the world. >> president obama telephoned top congressional leaders urging more bipartisan cooperation. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. >> i want to work together but i want everyone to also understand you can't push us around. >> toda
president obama he disagrees. house speaker john boehner says his party is ready to compromise when it comes to eliminating some tax loom holes and deductions -- loopholes and deductions, but raising tax homes is still off the table. >> the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest americans is that more an half of them are small business owners. >> reporter: the president is asking the congress to sign off on an extension of the middle class tax cuts right now while both sides work to reach an agreement on the more contentious issues. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >> the white house says the president will veto any bill that extends tax cuts for those making more than $250,000. >>> state and local governments are preparing for the fiscal cliff. virginia's governor directed all state agencies to identify 4% of their budget to cut out. that would affect northern virginia schools, of course, 14% of the fairfax county school budget coming from the state that. would be impacted. >> we're going to be concerned about any cut in funding given how tight our budget is. i think
't stopped campaigning for your votes just yet. begat cheban begins our coverage with president obama's campaign from chicago. >>reporter: president obama spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night, just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. >> are you fired up? >>reporter: president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaign, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands now. >>reporter: president obama plans to continue his election day tradition of playing basketball with friends. i'm begat cheban in chicago. >>reporter: i'm randall pinkston. underscoring how close this election is expected to be, the first town in the nation to vote ended in a tie. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >>reporter: dixville notch, new hampshire gave five votes each for the president a
of the central intelligence agency. even president obama only learned of the scandal after returning to the white house from his re-election victory. cbs news homeland security correspondent bob orr is in our washington bureau and good morning to you, bob. >> reporter: good morning. david petraeus was one of america's most revered soldiers and as head of the cia in charge of some of the nation's most delicate operations. word of his resignation sent shockwaves through all of president only learned of the scandal after returning to the white house. david petraeus is not the first high ranking washington official to have an affair. but he is the first cia director to resign because of one. petraeus indiscretions came to the attention of the fbi. they were conducting an investigation into what looked like suspicious emails to a person at the cia and a person at the national intelligence agency. those emails involved paula broadwell the author of a petraeus biography called "all in." she spent time in afghanistan while petraeus was commander there, gathering mater
job as head of the u.s. european command. however, president obama has now agreed to put the general's confirmation for that post on hold. secreta secretary panetta issued a statement that saying while this matter is under investigation, general allen will remain commander of the isaf. general allen deny he has done anything wrong. meanwhile, secretary panetta is asking to move up the confirmation of general joseph dunford, allen's likely successor in afghanistan. >>> meanwhile, with david petraeus out, the cia has a new leader. michael morell is a career cia officer who has held a variety of leadership positions and it's the second time he's held the role of acting director. david martin has more. >> reporter: after only 14 months, david petraeus, the supposedly indispensable man, is gone. without warning, a new man, michael morell, must step forward from his post as deputy first to leon panetta, then to petraeus, and take over. jo john mclachlan knows what that's like. he did it in 2004. >> once you're sitting in that chair, there's no one sitting behind you. there's no safety net.
obama is weighing in on the scandal that took down the head of the cia and threatening the future of one general. >> the entanglement is overshadowing economic issues. >> and we have team coverage tonight on the patraeus scandal. talked about the media circus that has converged on their neighborhood. first daniel has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: the president opened news conference with talk of jobs, economy and fiscal cliff. >> first public comments about the scandal involving david patraeus. >> provided this country an extraordinary service. we are davis because of the work he has done. >> he resigned from the cia last friday after the fbi uncovered he had an affair. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in anyway would have had negative impact on our national security. >> the scandal is threatening the future of general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan. looking into e-mail communication with jill kelley. complaint to the fbi revealed the patraeus affair. >> obama is holding judgment about why he didn't learn unt
by president obama october 10. part of his mission would be to help get u.s. forces out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. that vacancy at the c.i.a. is one of many openings in the obama administration. the secretaries of state, treasury, and defense would all like to leave. so what who's coming in? nancy cordes is at the white house for us tonight. nancy? >> reporter: scott, white house officials told me today that u.n. ambassador susan rice is the front-winner to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state despite some strong opposition from some republicans. the 47-year-old u.n. ambassador is a close confidante of president obama, a former rhodes scholar who served as an assistant secretary of state under president clinton. she came under fire from republicans for what she said five days after the attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. here was race on "face the nation." >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: that would later prove to be untrue, though the white house insisted rice w
. >> president obama gets set to shuffle his cabinet. why some republicans aren't happy with who he wants to replace hillary clinton. >>> and a big day here in studio 57. we'll talk with oliver stone, mike huckabee, the billionaire co-founder of instagram, and golfer nick faldo. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense the matter involving general john allen. >> the pentagon is rocked as a top u.s. general is linked to the petraeus scandal. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> the sex scandal began when kelley received harassing e-mails from petraeus's biographer and mistress paula broadwell. >> federal agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. >> the fbi agent who launched the investigation that led to petraeus resigning is himself being investigated. he sent shirtless pictures of himself to ms. kelley. >> where do shirtless pictur
presidents seem to have it. we'll see if president obama can learn the lessons of history. >>> then the truth about what to buy and not to buy in those black friday sales. we'll explain. >>> how to being a great on the gridiron just by getting in the game. it's the remarkable story. >>> it really is. first our top story this half hour, israel and the palestinians are once again teetering on the brink of war. this morning israeli war planes bombarded several targets in the hamas ruled gaza strip. hamas struck back. a ground war could be the next phase of the conflict. pizza pz in tel aviv. good morning allen and what is the latest you can tell us? >> reporter: good morning. hamas continues to fire rockets as you say, four of them hit a southern city. israelis have been pounding back and expanded their operations. they are hitting hamas infrastructure. one of the targets hit overnight was an office building used by the hamas prime minister. gaza is one of the most densely-populated areas on earth and it's a spill overof civilian casualties something that the israelis want to avoi
obama is inviting leaders from the labor and business communities to the white house this week for talks. the president and bipartisan congressional leaders will hold their first fiscal cliff meeting on friday. >>> if you're looking to add fiber to your diet, you probably reach for fruits, vegetables, whole grains, that kind of thing. in japan you can now reach for a pepsi cola. pepsi will launch a version of its namesake cola with a flat blocking fiber. in japan, the drink is being called pepsi special. believe it or not, this is not the first drink in japan that has fiber in it. >> who knew. i wonder if it tastes any good. >> look do you have for us in the next half-hour? >> coach to 5k, the wrapup edition. we're going to talk about it. >> good. >>> dozens of people had to evacuate their neighborhood after a house explosion. >> now it appears some of them will have to rebuild from scratch. more on that next. >> plus, after being on medical leave for months, congressman jesse jackson, jr. appears on the verge of making a deal with federal prosecutors. well very more on that when we come
, president obama brought some hope to hard hit new jersey pledging to be in it for the long haul. he toured the garden state with governor chris christie where entire neighborhoods are still underwater. the president said his top priority, getting the power back on especially atwater filtration plants and other critical infrastructure. his second priority? transportation. clearing roads from debris and restoring mass transit so people can begin to go back to work. and their kids can go back to school. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. we want to make sure that people have realistic expectations but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: here's are the aimenings just every -- images just never ever -- you can't get used to them. homes buried in sand and entire neighborhoods gone. it's slowly sinking in that everything in the coastal communities
. along the new jersey shore, president obama and governor chris christie took a helicopter hour of the storm damage because that's the only way to see it. >> kristin fisher is here with us this morning and kristin, you were out in the field. you were in rehoboth. and just give us an idea again of what you saw and what's going on now. >> reporter: well, it's tough to compare the two because what i found in rehoboth is nothing compared to what we're now seeing in new york and new jersey with you know, up and down the coast. millions of people remaining in the dark. the damage in the billions of dollars. and the death toll now at least 63 people. yesterday president obama brought some hope to hard hit new jersey, promising immediate federal aid and pledging to be in its for the lang howl. he -- long haul. he toured the garden state with governor chris christie with entire neighborhoods still underwater. the president said the top priority is getting the power back on especially atwater filtration plants and other critical infrastructure. the second priority? transportation. clearin
. matt jablow, 9 news now. >>> at arlington national cemetery today president obama paid tribute to the nation's service members on this veteran's day. the president says the wreath he laid at the tomb of the unknowns is intended to remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to welcome back soldiers who are coming home. >> over the next few years, more than a million service members will transition back to civilian life. they'll take off their uniforms and take on a new and lasting role. they will be veterans. as they come home, it falls to us, their fellow citizens, to be there for them. >> the president also noted this is the first veteran's day in a decade with no american troops fighting in iraq. >>> the vietnam veterans memorial continues to be one of the area's most visited sites in this holiday weekend is no exception. surae chinn talked to veterans who gathered at the wall today. >> i come out twe a year for memorial day and veteran's day. >> i go to my grave remembering, you know. >> reporter: the wall can move people like no
investors should expect a rally and a possible sell off if president obama holds on to his seat. romney is perceived as being more business and investment friendly. but the outcome of the congressional elections could play a much bigger role. blame the fiscal cliff, which could trigger tax hikes and spending cuts on january 1. >>> in the meantime, you have been donating a lot of your money to the red cross after sandy. the agency received nearly $35 million through early friday morning. the initial outpouring has been strong, and the red cross can still use your help is that and helping can't get much easier than this. just visit our facebook fan page. for everyone who likes wusa9, we will donate a dollar to the american red cross relief fund for sandy. all the money goes to the victims. >> very good. it is good. >> you'll be back in 30 minutes, what will you have for us? >> the national debt clock. a lot of people talk about it. >> thanks jess. >>> there is something covering even more ground than the presidential candidates today. >> the capital christmas tree will be on the road for
,000. >>> president obama will be pretty busy looking for new personnel in his cabinet. he now has the task of looking for a new c.i.a. director and needs to nominate a new secretary of state candidate because hillary clinton has confirmed she will leave the post. cbs news has learned the leading candidate to replace her u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice. white house sources say rice has performed well on iran and north korea, but she has been criticized over the comments she made after the attack in benghazi and may face tough republican opposition. >>> nancy pelosi asked female democrats in the house including incoming freshmen to join her at a news conference. she became the first woman ever to lead a party caucus on capitol hill. after the mid-term election, she became the first ever female speaker of the house. >>> a teen already behind bars accused of murder is now facing another charge. 17-year-old joshua mebane is accused of killing teresa bass and critically injuring her husband jerry if waldorf last -- in waldorf last month. the couple was out walking their dog when mebane sho
. >>> at arlington national cemetery, president obama paid tribute to the nation's service members on veterans day. the president says the wreath he laid at the tomb of the unknown is intended to remember every service member who was ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to welcome back soldiers who are coming home now. the president also noted this is the first veterans day in a decade with no american troops fighting in iraq. >>> this is what the veterans day parade looked like in new york city this weekend. thousands lined the trees of manhattan for the parade cheering and waving flags. volunteers also collected winter coats for those in need nearly two weeks after super storm sandy hit the area. a reminder today the federal government is closed and there's no mail delivery except for express mail. >>> we had a warm weekend. looks like a cold front is going to change things in the very near future. howard will have more on your weather first right after this. >>> it's 6:42 and 50 degrees. welcome back. monika here with your timesaver traffic and of course it's veterans day. that me
hopeful about the future. he reiterated what was the campaign theme of barack obama that first brought him national prominence there are no blue states or red states there's the united states of america. his method has always been more about what yiefts u unites us tt divides us yet his presidency has been marked by sharp division and political divide. he gets an opportunity in the second term to prove he will be a different kind of president and he will be judged on that and he will have to find a new way to find common ground to establish personal relationships with those members of congress. it is about partisanship. this is a divided country. bob talked about that, the way house speakers are. it's also about personal relationships and the personal relationships that are broken down and the inability to make friendships with people on the other side of the aisle. can barack obama do that. will he enlist his happy warrior joe biden who has been good about that in the past to help him. >> pelley: president said in the speech compromise is needed to move the country forward and that is th
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